All About Richland

Focus On Developing Local Leaders

17 Sep , 2019  

Publisher’s note – please note the deadline for free registration for the initial session.

Starting on September 25, the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC) will begin The AALI Journey webinar series. AALI stands for African American Leadership Initiative. The mission of AALI is to identify and cultivate African American leaders in Mansfield and Richland County, and create a network of diverse leaders with relevant opportunities to connect and contribute. More…

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All Things Business

NECIC Microbusiness Development Program: From Business Plans To Startup Funding

5 Sep , 2019  

It’s time to plan for success.

NECIC is launching a Business Plan Writing Course. Those who complete the course will be eligible to apply for a microloan (of at least $500) and the application fee for the microloan will be waived.

In the Business Plan Writing Course, NECIC’s Certified Business Advisor (CBA) will take participants through the step-by-step process of writing a business plan that can be used to launch a startup or to look for funding. More…

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All About Richland

Innovative Urban Farm Project To Be Unveiled

23 Aug , 2019  

Part of the future of farm-to-table initiatives may very well be underway on a street corner in Mansfield, Ohio.

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to introduce the community to its new Urban Farm. In partnership with The Gorman-Rupp Company, The Ohio State Mansfield and The Richland Gro-Op Cooperative, the grand opening will be on Friday September 6th, 2019 from 5 PM to 6 PM. More…

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Four Local Authors To Be Celebrated At Upcoming AALI Social

20 Aug , 2019  

On August 30, NECIC will host four local African American authors, Jeffrey Jones, Edward Akinyemi, Brigitte Coles, and Loretta Hillard, during an upcoming AALI Social.

NECIC invites the public to join them in recognizing and celebrating the fantastic achievements of our community’s talented writers. This is a great opportunity to engage with and get to know them in an informal setting, so make sure to register to attend this month’s AALI Social. More…

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Schools

Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Mansfield City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Entrepreneur To Share Lessons Learned During AALI Speaks

31 Jul , 2019  

Trai’Shaun Beard will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, August 12 from 12 to 1:30 PM.

Ms. Beard is an entrepreneur who was born and raised in Mansfield. She left her hometown for a few years to go to school and travel. As she spent those years traveling, she was not sure where her entrepreneurship journey would lead. More…

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Mansfield’s North End To Be Transformed By Urban Farming

26 Jul , 2019  

To many, the phrase may seem like an oxymoron–farms most typically dot the rural landscape, far removed from the concrete and asphalt of the city. However, residents of Mansfield’s North End will soon see their community beautified—and invigorated—by the creation of an urban farm, in perhaps one of the city’s most surprising and unlikely locations.

Back in 2017, NECIC updated its “North End Community Economic Development Plan,” in which, according to United States Department of Agriculture guidelines, the North End was identified as a “fresh food desert.” More…

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All About Richland

Jefferson To Speak At AALI Social

20 Jul , 2019  

Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Stan Jefferson will be a guest at this month’s African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) Social. The event will be held on July 26 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative.

Stan Jefferson is a former Mansfield Senior High administrator, social studies teacher, head Tyger football coach, and proud Tyger. He also served on The Ohio State University football coaching staff from 2004 to 2017. More…

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All About Richland

Bridges Out Of Poverty Training Coming This Week

7 Jul , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) will host writer, trainer, and consultant Phil E. Devol, program designer of Bridges out of Poverty Onsite Training. The training will encourage better communication between people in the community. This will be supported by the strategies and language that is used to successfully bridge the gap between the economic classes. More…

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All About Richland

NECIC Joins Children’s Services In The Open Table Initiative

22 Jun , 2019  

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC) has announced a new initiative in partnership with Richland County Children’s Services.

The Open Table will support youth aging out of foster care by building a network of ongoing support and mentorship around the needs of each participant.

“This is a mentoring initiative,” said NECIC Executive Director Deanna West-Torrence. “Six to eight mentors who are screened and trained meet an individual for one hour a week, for a year, to enjoy a meal with the goal of expanding that individual’s relational and social capital.” More…

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AALI Speaks To Welcome Speaker On Self-Worth And Esteem

5 Jun , 2019  

Nicole Horston, CEO of Nstep Promotions and the Founder of SOARING with Help, Hope, and Healing, will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on June 10 from 12-1:30 PM.

Horston will talk about how to affirm children to build their self-esteem and academic progress, the importance of recognizing your self-worth, and eradicating barriers that impact women and children. She will also discuss her book ‘Shades of You.’ More…

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Training For Families And Friends Of Those With Mental Illness

29 May , 2019  

An insightful and powerful course on supporting loved ones dealing with mental illness will take place this summer at the North End Community Improvement Collaborative’s (NECIC) home in downtown Mansfield.

The free, 12-week course is taught by trained National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) members who have lived with this experience and offers education and support for families and friends of people with mental illness. The course teaches the knowledge and skills family members need to cope more effectively. More…

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All Things Business

NECIC Offering Business Plan Writing Classes

17 May , 2019  

Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you making and selling products from your home or small business but need an injection of capital to take you to the next level?

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is recruiting participants for its next round of business plan writing classes. More…

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NECIC To Host Discussion About Racial Inequality

9 May , 2019  

Dr. James Jones III will be the speaker for the upcoming AALI Speaks event on Monday, May 13 from 12-1:30 PM. He will talk about racial inequality and how it impacts communities, especially boys of color. More…

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